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called "the brotherhood: america's next great enemy." i think this is the number one sold on amazon.com and it is riveting to show how does organization has managed to infiltrate into various capitals throughout the western world and it has managed to come under the obama administration, metastasize and so without any further ado i would like to introduce you to a wonderful individual, erick stackelbeck. [applause] >> i want to thank you for hosting this event. i look at sera as a modern-day esther or deborah. such a time as this. thank you for having me here. if you write a book, you spend a year with that and say this book can put me through pack. but i think that people are reading it. it gets into detail about the main player in the arab spring, which i refers to as the islamist winter in the butt. the muslim brotherhood is done, out of power in egypt, we don't have to worry about them. this is the postmortem of history. it has been has the muslim brotherhood, the leaders were killed and imprisoned in the group was banned for decades. the headquarters was burned to the ground. c
at the heart of america for as long as -- i can't speak to the unreported history. i would assume there's paranoia then and certainly since the colonial days. america has been filled with conspiracy cultural paranoia. i don't know we're anymore more paranoid about any other country. the book is about america. the french are very paranoid people too, for all i know. >> because you are paranoid doesn't mean you're not being followed or watched. >> right. >> is there some legitimacy to conspiracy theory? >> people conspire. that's part of life. it's one reason why we're always going have conspiracy theories. or fear of conspiracy is that there's going to be some conspiracy. it's not like fear of vampiring dying out when they figure out there aren't any vampire. i have a chapter about the investigation of the '70s after watergate and the revelation came out about the cia, fbi, irs, nsa a couple of initials have come up. there are real conspiracy. but when i'm also trying to do in the book is to look at conspiracy theories that say absolutely nothing true about the object of the series but a
transformed america. she lives in williamstown, massachusetts with jim burns and their dog, roosevelt, and i know that -- [laughter] just on a personal note, for one thing, she's a great friend of the library and me as well, but james mcgreggor burns is the dean of scholars writing the first two full editions of radio vet's biography yearings ago, and he's watching the prasm later. we want to send the best to him in massachusetts. [applause] with that, pleased to introduce susan dunn. [applause] have you seen "foreign correspondence" starring herbert marshall? many of the students have not heard of al fred hitchcock or joel mccia, but you may know them. "foreign correspondent" debuted in the summer of 1940, and in the first scene, a newspaper editor asks his lackadaisical reporter, johnny jones, a question, what's your opinion of the present european crisis, mr. jones? what crisis, says the reporter, played by joel. i'm referring to the war, mr. jones. oh, that, well, to tell you the truth, i've not begin it much thought. you don't keep up with the foreign news, do you? well how would you li
is the history of the american people, and in that book, you write that america still is the best hope for the human race. >> yes. i think that is still true, though since i published that book, other countries have been catching up on the united states in terms of economic output, particularly communist china, and in my opinion, america will remain the top nation for the indefinite future, and the reason i say that is because of the united states is a very free country. in many wayings, the freest country in the world, and freedom means that you can interchange ideas and develop ideas and create ideas and it's ideas in the long run that keep one nation ahead of another. the ability to produce striking new ideas. i think the united states still has that capacity, and therefore, will survive as the world's top nation. >> host: well, recently, two books you published on darwin and socrates. how did darwin become charles darwin? >> guest: well, he was a man who could be his own master were the simple reason he inherited a lot of money. he came from a distinguished family of doctors and ot
to the scientists and allowed america to take the lead and develop the atomic bomb. by the time the bombs were dropped on hiroshima and nagasaki the british role in all of this have been completely forgotten. the sad part of the story is later in his life churchill who was kind of dismissed with nuclear technology throughout his career as a politician suddenly becomes aware of how destructive and how dangerous it is existentially. he only had that realization 20 years earlier it would have reshaped what became a nuclear arms locally. at the time i think he was just really unaware of the potentiality of atomic energy and dismissed it and kept saying i'm very happy with explosives we are to have. >> lara heimert a lot of the conversation here at bookexpo america this year is about e-books still. does basic have been approached to e-books? have they been helpful to your business? >> we love e-books. we love it when people have more ways to read books and what we find is a lot of people toggle between the two. they don't become exclusive e-book readers and don't assert their bookshelves. i use my
the way he saw america's potential relationship with all these middle east countries the word is reciprocity. he believed these countries should receive something in return. it wasn't good enough for the united states to function like a european colonial power and extract the resources of these countries and those countries receive nothing in return. this was alarming and disturbing to winston churchill and the british because the british had behaved in the middle east in a way that was exclusively extracted without those countries receiving much. occasionally a small number of countries receive something in return but president roosevelt had a more universal idea of reciprocity. look at saudi arabia. in saudi arabia the american oil companies were at that time by and large dividing the proceeds of the oil extraction 50/50. this was not occurring with the oil company in iran or the iraqi petroleum company which was largely dominated by the british in iraq so the british fought the american involvement in the middle east if the americans were going to use saudi arabia as a mode
: race, slavery and the troubled history of america's universities." we wrap up tonight's prime time programming at 11 p.m. eastern with the biography of charles manson. .. thank you very much for that lovely introduction. i suspect all of you know this but ladies and gentlemen, tonight you will be in the presence of a literary giant. among latin american giants, gabriel marquez is known for mesmerizing, others educate, and captivate, and then there is eduardo galeano. truth teller, galvanize her, firebrand, a writer who tells us about history, that those who inhabit the corridors of power don't want us to know more truly understand. eduardo galeano was born a commentator, it seems. by the time he was 14 he was publishing cartoons in newspapers. by 20 he was the editor of the left-wing weekly newsletter, he became the top executive of a paper of record. in 1971 at the tender age of 31 he published day hair raising indictment of north american influence on the hemisphere. the open veins of latin america. four years ago at the summit of the americas, hugo chavez hand and a copy of that
brotherhood. it's called "the brotherhood: america's next great enemy." i am a slow reader, but i went through read in one afternoon because i could not put it down. it is such a page turner. i think number one on amazon in terms of books about the middle east. it is reading to show how this organization that was established in 1929 has managed to infiltrate into various capital throughout the restaurant -- the western world and unfortunately into our very own. it has managed to, under the obama administration, metastasize and has been influencing power. without any further ado are like to introduce you to have wonderful individual, erick stackelbeck. [applause] >> i want to thank sarah for a first of all hosting this event and the endowment for middle east troops has such phenomenal work. i looked at sarah as a modern-day esther, deborah. i really do. such a time as this to thank god for the organization and when you're doing and think of revving a year. you don't want to look at it. i know people are reading it. this is really the first book since the so-called arab spring broke out that get
with pulitzer prize winning author james mcgreger burns of the three roosevelt leader who transformed america. she lives in massachusetts with jim burns and their dog roosevelt. and i know that -- [laughter] just on a personal note, for one thing, susan is a great friend of the library and me as well. james mcgrayinger burns is the roosevelt scholar. he wrote the first volume of biography. he's in williamstown, massachusetts, and will be watching the program later. we want to send our best to him in williamstown, massachusetts. [applause] so with that, i'm pleased to introduce sue san dunn. -- susan dunn. [applause] >> thank you, bob. it's a great treat and great privilege to be speaking in this magical place. have you ever seen alfred hitchcock's movie "foreign correspondent"? it made the debut in the summer of 1940. in the first scene, a newspaper editor asks him flip what is your opinion of the present european crisis, mr. jones? what crisis said the reporter played by joel. i'm referring to the war, mr. jones. oh, that. well to tell you the truth, i haven't given it much thought. you don'
sought to pursue taking america into the second world war. and as michael explained, that changed the course of history as we know in very dramatic ways and in particular the role of america in very dramatic ways. and so the story is a fascinating one of itself. it's told beautifully by michael in a way that takes you into the rooms where the decisions were being made and the conversations were being had that shaped the course of history. but it also has i think important lessons about statecraft, about the way in which presidents of with great difficulty nevertheless can turn the american state and new and profoundly important directions. therefore it has relevance for today as well. michael was the director of the institute for international policy in sydney australia where he does a great job of leading that institution, which has become under his leadership the premier think tank on international policy and australia. as i said, she was formerly year as a senior fellow in the foreign policy program. he previously directed the global issues program at the institute and before t
muhamed who had sworn to love this as an immigrant and army sergeant enlistee to america looks at him and says i love bin laden. i don't need a wad to attack america. i've ex-met number of sleepers that i kid activate. as matthew and he walks out of the restaurant. he said that's the most dangerous man i've ever met and we cannot leave him on the street and yet they left him on the street for x. max number of months. the bombs go off in africa 200 some dead in and they wait a month. they finally arrest him and when they go to rest and guess what they do click they get them in a motel room in new york and they let him go to the bathroom. police 101. for anyone who has ever worked csi miami or dragnet noses as soon as you put the cuffs on somebody you search them or whatever. before they put the cuffs on them they let him go to the bathroom and he later admitted that he flushed key and permission down the toilet including alza were he's location the number two guy in al qaeda and guess what happened to ali muhamed? he is a john doe warrant for weeks and months because they don't want th
of the south asian political dynamic in america. that was my first event at the forum. and those it is right feel most at home here in new york in drew is modest because these books and we have done together starting over one decade ago when we will talk about why the meeting of the world social forum it was a world conference against racism and intolerance and discrimination so why was there such chaos come on the stage of the left? there never seems to be a coherent agenda. we have so many different issues in there and able to fight a united horizon. not a single horizon but some kind of unity but the first time we talk about this i said i would write a book about it be over 100 pages because of durbin was in danger of being forgotten. faugh five all that work that went to put together this major conference was in danger of the loss. i remember we matt and i said i cannot publish his book because it is a book of defeat it does not recognize there is no future for the movement. it is a swan song that never came together. said then went back where is the dynamic? what about in the venues lik
for independence, our constitution, bill of rights, and why would they think that? and how is it that america today has allowed the aclu step-by-step to make this into a very secular nation where it's almost a crime to even have an expression of judeo-christian belief in a school or in the public square, or as i'm arguing, the aclu is about to move in to the churches to criminalize christianity. i think that's where it's ultimately headed. when i started researching "bad samaritans," i realized that the foundation of the aclu was in radical socialism and even communism. the founders, some of the original board members were writing books like soviet-american. it had its origin, the aclu, in the end of world war i and the very sabbaticals who opposed going into the military, including the founder of the organization itself. now, the evolution of the aclu was to embrace these socialists radical principles. some of the members being communists. outright communist. i document it fully in the book, and the goal was to attack america, to transfer him a -- transom america into a socialist state. to do that
at the heart of america for as long as there has been -- i can't speak to the recorded history. i assume there was paranoia that insert recent colonial days. political paranoiac, cultural paranoia. i don't want that we're more paranoid than any other country. the book is about america, so for all i know the french are paranoid people, but we are certainly scared. postcode just because you're paranoid, does not mean you're not being followed. is there some legitimacy to conspiracy theory quiet >> guest: people conspire. that is part of life. one reason why we are always going to have conspiracy theory for fear of conspiracy is there's always some conspiracy. eventually they figure there aren't any vampires. there will always be examples. the investigations after watergate and all sorts of revelations came out about the cia, fbi, irs. so there certainly are real conspiracies. what i am also trying to do in this book is to look at conspiracy theories that say absolutely nothing true about the object of the theory, but they still say all sorts of things true about the anxiety and experiences
africa, central and latin america and a majority of asia and discusses the possibilities for an alternative system to emerge. this is about two hours. >> okay. thank you, max. thanks to the brecht forum for hosting us, thanks to all of you for coming out. i am andy, i'm an editor at verso books, and we are the proud publishers of vijay's new book, "poorer nations." i'm going to just briefly introduce vijay. he's going to talk about his book for a bit, then we're going to have a q&a. i'll kick it off with a few questions, then we're going to turn it over to you. and as max said, we have to -- we're hoping to, you know, wait for the mic to get to you, and this is going to be recorded, it'll play on booktv on c-span at some point in the future, which is exciting. i get the feeling that a lot of people here know vijay, but just for those who don't, a little bit of bio about vijay prashad. vijay is the edward saed chair, very appropriate, at the american university of beirut right now. he was formerly and for a long time the george and martha kellner chair of south asian studi
-author with james mcgregor burns of the three leaders who transformed america. she lives in massachusetts with jim burns and their dog, roosevelt, and i know that -- [laughter] just on a personal note for one thing, susan is a great friend of the library and of me as well, but james mcgregor burns is the dean of roosevelt scholars writing the first two biographies many, many years ago, and he's back in williamstown, massachusetts, and he'll be watching the program later, so we want to send best to him and william penn, massachusetts. [applause] so with that, i'm pleased to introduce susan dunn. [applause] >> thank you, bob. it's a great treat and great privilege to be speaking in this magical place of hyde park. have you ever seen alfred hitchkoch's movie, "foreign correspondence" starring herbert marshall? many of the students have not heard of these -- [laughter] but you may know them. it made a debut in the summer of 1940. in the first scene, a newspaper editor asks his lackadaisical reporter, johnny jones, a question. what's your opinion of the present european crisis, mr. jones? what crisis s
is an example of what made america great. courage to confront hard shot and abuse, determination to move past and gratitude to a country that made it possible for anyone to succeed and discover one's self worth. .. >> she has also written articles for the "wall street journal," national tribune, los angeles times, "the weekly standard," and others. currently, ms. ma is a vice president of the advisory firm, and she's the policy adviser of the heartland institute, a free market think tank. it is my pleasure to introduce ying ma. [applause] >> thank you, all, thank you so much. rita, thank you very much for the kind introduction. i want to say thanks to all the volunteers who made this event happen, special thanks to rita for all her hard work, coordination in recent months, and, howard, thank you for having me here. it's an honor for me to tell you a bit about my book and my story, but whenever i talk about my book, i have a tendency to think of another author, and that author is president barack obama. as you may recall, the liberal media raved about barack obama's writing abilities in the 20
lyons recounts the introduction of the enlightenment to america and the role that benjamin franklin played in its development. this is a little over an hour. [applause] >> thank you for those kind words. i'd forgotten about some of that stuff. [laughter] that's always good to hear a refresher course. it's really wonderful to be here in seattle. as i mentioned to some of you when i first arrived, my wife and i have only recently relocated to the pacific northwest. we're based out of portland, oregon, having left washington, d.c., the other washington. there is one institution i miss and i'll probably always miss, and that's the library of congress where i wrote this book and most of my three earlier books as well. but i know that quality of life and the quality of discourse, particularly civic discourse, will be greatly improved. [laughter] and i know, also, that benjamin franklin would be particularly pleased to know that i'm speaking here tonight, and he would commend this institution on its civic-mindedness. franklin was known as a projector, that is he loves social projects, and
comcast "global crossings" immigration, civilization and america by alvaro vargas llosa comes at a perfect moment and it puts immigration in historical context showing how so much of the debate today is not actually new in american politics and that we can be guided by a lot of american experience, long american experience. it's better to let the author talk to us about that. my good friend alvaro vargas llosa is the senior fellow at the center for global prosperity at the independent institute who publishes -- who has published this book. he has been a nationally syndicated columnist for the "washington post" writers group. he has been the author of numerous books including the che guevara risk and the guide to perfect latin american idiot which was a bestseller in the spanish edition in latin america. he is a big what has in his columns that appear throughout latin america every week and has contributed to leading newspapers in the united states. he has been a board member of the "miami herald" publishing company and an op-ed page editor and columnist for the "miami herald." i could go o
university press this coming fall. >> you are watching book tv on c-span2. we are the bookexpo america publishers annual trade show in new york city. joining us now where is the well-known best-selling author who's written over 20 books, biographies on james monroe, patrick henry and his latest book called mr. president george washington and the making of the nation's highest office. what did you discover new about george washington and this biography? >> the constitution had executive power in a president of the united states, but it failed to disclose what those powers were to visit and it didn't even tell the president how to use them. it told them simply that he was to execute the office of the president. what does that mean? it means nothing today. it meant nothing then and that is what the framers wanted. they had lived for years under an absolute monarchies in indolent and under the tyranny of that malarkey and they were not about to recreate the rtc they created a figurehead in the first president of taking the oath of office was to be just that and george washington and penn t
to america and the role that benjamin franklin played in its develop and. this is a little over one hour. >> thank you for those kind words. i'd forgotten about some of that stuff. it's always good to get a refresher course. it's really wonderful to be here in seattle. as i mentioned to some of you when i first arrived, i wife and i only recently relocated to the pacific northwest. we are based out of portland, oregon, having left washington, d.c., the other washington. there is one institution i miss and that's the library of congress where i wrote this book, most of my three or their books as well. but i know the lord of life and quality of discourse will be greatly improved. and i know also that benjamin franklin would be particularly pleased to know that if speaking here tonight and that he would commend this institution on its civic mindedness. franklin was what was known as a projector. he loves -- loud projects, social projects. knowledge was a social activity and that was exemplified by the program get here at town hall. i do have to say one thing. i think he would probably frown
, what we associate with the socialist leading liberal democracies in europe and more and more in america. i turn that soft liberalism. that is what we're going to focus on today. in order to understand the claims it will have to do a history of liberalism. wishing to fair worshiping the state is a history of liberalism as a blueprint for a bigger history that we need to sort out all of the confusions that we find. so i'm going to try to provide a clear understanding of what liberalism is in its essence. actress it back 500 years to machiavelli as the founder of modern liberalism. so we need to do a lot of history to understand. when we look at the roots of modern liberalism, what we find is said to a movement which the fis will liberalism really has been over the centuries in one form or another, simultaneously a rejection of christianity because it occurs within the christian context, and the simultaneous embrace of this world as the highest bid. of this material world as our ultimate and only home. now, liberals in america today are the intellectual heirs of this twofold desire or free
130 hijackings in america. sometimes at a rate of more than one a week. sometimes two a day. i was looking for a story i could explore more deeply. i was looking for people who have been fugitives from years after hijacking planes. i was looking at the list of people who are still on the run, and it was pretty much an all-male crew. sunday i saw this one woman's name, cathy kerkow, a 21 year woman from small town in oregon. i was just intrigued. i thought what would make this 20 year old woman turned her back on everything she had ever known to hijack a plane to a foreign country and never be able to come home again? so that kind became a four-year obsession for me, a long journey to tell that story. i'm going to start by telling not about her story and the story of her accomplice, a more about the general history of hijacking in america. as she started in 1961 was the first hijacking in america, may 1, 1961. a cuban exile with out a statement on the miami to key west flight and told the pilot that he wanted to go to havana to warn the dell cast about an assassination attempt.
, the "collision 2012" obama vs. romney and the future of elections in america is a follow on to the book dan and haynes johnson wrote about the 2008 campaign. and as dan says of the new book, he hadn't expected obama's second run for the presidency to turn out quite as compelling as the first groundbreaking one did but it did. the campaign did turn out to be just as compelling although in different ways. howell raines reviewing the book in the post the other day called it quote old-fashioned in a good sense, referring to the fact that it's filled with attributed quotes and closed focus reportage and thankfully lacks windy and alice's. but dam also shows a modern-day appreciation for the new technologies and social media the obama camp aim puts to such effective use. if you really want to understand why the election turned out as it did for america's political future read this book. we will be life tweeting tonight's event speaking of modern technology and social media, so you can follow along with the conversation at hashtag balz dca. dan will speak for a bit and we will leave time for quest
on the country did states of america coming out of the closet and singing here is how i think the social war should be taught. should be taught in terms of people understanding on what would have happened if the war turned out differently. >> up next on the special weeknight edition of book tv. author national book award winning author nathaniel philbrick -- he discusses this in massachusetts for 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you. it's an honor to be introduced by a fellow nantucketer both of our kids were educated by them and it is great to see you here in brookline and it's wonderful to be in the coolidge center theater with this great bookstore and co-sponsored with the massachusetts historical society, which has been an institution that has been absolutely essential to my life as a historian. i sometimes sort of feel like i've taken up residence in the archives there, and every book i've done there has been a central information that has come from there but among the more so than bunker hill. one of the characters i delve into, the papers are there at what we call the mhs and it is an
in america the case of how the skipper's military presence, the professor's intelligence, and if shows that the man -- he really was representative of america and the heart of the show. the producer was really thrilled with the able sincerity, and he confirmed it said that's what he's trying to co. >> was it reflective of the era of the early 'out of. >> absolutely. i was particularly fascinated going back and watching it to see how many cold war themes in it. there was an episode about russia. there were several episodes about the race. it's very interesting to go back and see how many shows do reflect their times. >> back to your newest book, "invisible hand in popular culture "bhop is the director? >> he is one of those guys he worked with the great european director and ended up working with what of called -- [inaudible] churning out cheap movie with a star with the tight and made something up. made he made something of it. and the french film theaterrist discovered him and made an era out of it. >> we're [inaudible] >> what about "star trek." >> that's a chapter on the tv show hav
, and author of the award winning wait until the midnight hour, black america, and bright lights from barack obama. our third scheduled speaker is kendall thomas who is travelingy has not yet arrived but we are hoping he will take the stage as soon as he does come. i will introduce him in his absence right now. he is nash professor of law and co-founder and director of the center for the study of law and culture at columbia university and professor thomas is one of the editors of the seminole volume critical race theory, the form of the movement. the three powerful thinkers and visionary speakers. [applause] >> get settled, and make yourself comfortable and we are so glad you made it. i was saying to camille and sarah before we came on that in so many ways barack obama has set up our conversation about blacks in the twenty-first century through his comments yesterday but i want to put that in the larger context because we are trying to take the backward and forward look on this panel in our conversation. the backward look is about where have we come, where have we come to since in the 50 yea
, but the aggression of america. i don't even call it america anymore. it's not america. it's not the united states. it's just another country. we are undistinguished. we used to be special and different everybody knew it. now it's just another government running out of the geographical area. so it's turning in to a police state very rapidly, but the militarization of all the local police, they don't knock on the door anymore, they do swat team raids, the government is completely and totally bankrupt just last year. out of approximately $1.2 trillion. the numbers get out of control. 90% was purchased we the federal reserve. it even the chinese don't want to buy it anymore. they want to sell it. they are trying to get rid of their dollars. there will be a panic at some point. >> we invited you on booktv to talk about a book that just come out. "totally incorrect." by doug casey? who is lewis james? >> he writes a news letter called "international speculator" which junior resource stocks expa ration companies. the most volatile section of any stock market anywhere or junior resource companies. >> what is
on booknotes in 1998 to talk about his book "a dream deferred" the second betrayal of black freedom in america. in this collection of essays the author writes about post-civil rights america the liberalism movement that was ultimately more harmful were for racial equality than was helpful. mr. steele says the movement toward equality was less about a true movement towards racial harmony and more about white america's attempt about the decade of segregation. this is about an hour. c-span: shelby steele, author of "a dream deferred." you talk about your father in this book a little bit, talk--say he's a--more of a persuader than an intimidator. what did you mean by that? >> guest: well, literally, he was a--he was a--he liked to talk and he liked to think and he was a very--his approach was to--he wanted people to feel--to identify with his position on things, not just to agree with him, but to--to see the--to--to actually identify with the position. and so, he--he mu--was much more interested in persuading someone to see why he was taking the position that he was taking, than actually making th
is saying. do you see politics in america moving towards the david roeder changing of the guard philosophy class. .. >> it is affecting people's attitus as they enter the political process, and i believe at this point, the democrats believe that that will work to their advantage, but as i said, these things are organic, and just as bill clinton kind of rethought and redefined the democratic party after three consecutive losses during the reagan and first bush presidencies, there may be a republican on the horizon who will similarly do that and be able to capture the imagination of his or her party, and then win in the national election. it's what keeps people like me going. [laughter] [applause] >> thank you, all, very much. [applause] >> up next on booktv, arguing the american media aided in the re-election of president barack obama saying the media was consistently critical of the republican party and the nominee, mitt romney, while negligent to do the same with barack obama. this is about 45 minutes. [applause] >> thank you, john, and my thanks to the harming foundation for inviting me.
there were over 30 hijackings and america. sometimes at the rate of more than one per week or even two per day. i was looking for people that had been fugitives for many years after hijacking planes. looking at the list of those who led another run there is pretty much of male crew then they saw a woman's name cathy kerkow from the -- from a small town in oregon i was intrigued and it thought would make this 20 old woman turned her back on everything she had ever known to hijack a plane to a foreign country to never come home again? so that was a four year obsession for me in the long journey of the story. i will start telling the story of her accomplice but more about the general history of hijacking in america and when they started a cuban exile whipped out a steak knife on the miami to key west fly into the private if you want to go to havana there is the assassination attempt orchestrated by the dominican republic than there were others and started the epidemic with an outbreak and cluster the hijackings then they fall off and were back with more violence but during this same bone dash
tv.org. >> now on booktv, edward mcclelland reports on america's industrial midwest, also known as the rust belt. the author examines the region's once-powerful manufacturing centers and how their demise has resulted in the exodus of local populations in search of employment. it's about an hour. [applause] >> thank you. that was a really good introduction because it segways right into what i wanted to talk about at the beginning which was the fisher body plant in its heyday. it was, i went to high school across the street from the fisher body plant in lansing, michigan, and it was perfectly integrated into the industrial life of the state. the high school was part of the supply chain. it would provide the workers for industrial labor. and there was a saying that you had a diploma in your hand one week and a ratchet in your hand the next week. people would just walk right across the street two weeks after graduation, and they'd have a job. and when i was going to school, i remember inhaling paint fumes as i ran on the track. there was sort of -- it was just this sweetish chemical odor and seeing
america. he cowrote the book and movie "death by china" and has also contributed to another book, "the coming china wars." he's going to talk today on "death by china: confronting the dragon." greg autrey, oh, there you are. thank you. [applause] >> thank you. as she mentioned, i teach at the university of california at chapman university, a small private school in orange, california, and i'll be at usc this fall, and i get a chance to look out at a lot of young people like you, but i rarely get a chance to look out at a lot of young people who don't think i'm a crazy nut case, and i have to spend all semester convincing them that there are different ways to think besides the dominant liberal ideology. so glad to have you guys here. you've all been sitting in your chairs, and i know how edgy it gets, so i'd like you all to stand for just a moment, and we're going to do something completely crazy, and we're going to see the pledge of ahere januaries here if i would. are you ready? i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands. on
of the migration of blacks who did something that no blacks in america -- went against the grain of the great migration that went from south to the northern industrial cities and if it came west, it came to oakland, san fransisco, and l.a., but there was a tribe of black, black oakees from the south and southwest, who wanted to retain the rural lifestyle. it was very important for them to feel the wind at night, to be out in places where no one bothered them, to be close to the land. about 25-30,000 of them didn't go to the industrial cities. they went from rural to rural, following the cotton trail west, and james dixon was one of them. he was from louisiana. he worked in the railroads for a while as a porter. when i met him, he was -- he had a water pump here and a little pecan tree, and he was cutting down the pecan tree to burn fire to keep himself warm. he was five-foot-five, sleeping on a little iron crate. the crate was too small for him, so he had a wooden beekeeper's box for his head. there were -- i'll looking inside, and there were veinna sausage cans, empty ones, that had had put
religions in america, that is islam just a religion? well, we had to ask him who is the perfect muslim? it is obviously mohammed. muslims want to be like mohammed. mohammed goes through three stages. the first stage, mohammed is a religious leader in mecca and only makes 70 cumbersome 12 years and he gets chased out of town. and then mohammed goes to a jewish city 210 mouse to the north cold medina. they rejected his faith and so he goes into the minority neighborhood meetings to organize the following and he becomes a political leader. and then mohammed's followers get a little pushy, argumentative threatening to get chased out for disturbing the peace and mohammed allows his followers to rob the caravans headed back to mecca in retaliation for the mac is just an amount. there's two sets of verses in the koran. those revealed in mecca, which are more peaceful and religious and those revealed in medina, which are political and military and the later one supersede earlier ones. in 624 a.d., and i can send a thousand soldiers to protect their turf and then mohammed with 300 defeats them
land animal in america, and it was brought to the edge of extinction by our foolishness. i wanted to see if i could help bring it back. when i started 30 years ago, started collecting and breeding bison there were 3,000 bison in north america which is all that there were in the world. now there are 500,000, ten times as many more. and of those 500,000 now 55,000, on our ranges, so we have 10 percent of all the bison in the world into an percent of all of the prairie dust. [laughter] >> as beautiful as they are coming anyone who has the sliders, tell us about your relationship. for a long time. tell us how that started and then the life span and have a book about. >> the book took seven years to write. our conversation goes back more than 20. i was on an assignment for a new york magazine. ted had recently arrived in montana, cowboy country. he booted all of the cattle off and raised this turn of those people on a.m. radio. [laughter] and that other network we won't mention tonight. i arrived out there. ted strolled into the room. he was a swagger. at the top of his game. i was a l
>> booktv has been traveling the country exploring cities across america as our local content vehicle producers talk with authors and visit special collections and independent bookstores. .. a photographer or, who was a modern-day rickey allying walker evans, we pulled off to the side of the road, came up over the road attracts, across this dirt road here, posthumous vineyard with hold up to shack. basically a tar paper shack. as we walked up we could see there were rabbit furs that had been, that were hammered onto the wall. remember knocking once, twice i've misplaced the sun still in the door creak open and there stood this black man, who looked a cute lifted out of the mrs. a 1930s. he had a stutter. later he told us he can't bless with a stutter one state at a time. his name is james dixon. he was 95 and he was living here, happy to send the 40s. he was part of this migration? who did something no blacks in america, kind of win against the grain of the great migration. the great migration within the south to north industrial cities and came west to oakland san francisco a
, and it showed with gilligan, a man without prowess, he really was representative of america. there really thrilled. that was what he was trying to do. >> host: was a reflective of the era of the early 60's? >> guest: absolutely. back in washington, seeing how many cold war themes were in it. there was an episode about russian cosmonauts. there were several episodes about missiles that could raise to the moon. go back and see how these shows do reflect the time. >> host: back to your newest book, the invisible hand -- "the invisible hand in popular culture", who was director edgar olmert? >> guest: he is one of those guys that was forgotten during his own lifetime and now has been brought back. he was an immigrant from the austria and varian empire. he is called the king. he could be the greatest horror movie ever. he made one of the most famous film noir movies. and i use an example of how pop culture intersects with high culture. he was a very well educated man. he lived with some of the great european directors, and he ended up working what is called poverty role in hollywood churning o
commission where he coauthored with ron paul. debates over monetary policy in the america to the extent they take place are generally dominated by mono to these debate. the central flaw in the debate, in my opinion, the argument is over how you run it. his work is repeatedly the importance of choice and competition in the realm of money. after all choice and competition are the hallmark for free society. as trusted honesty, element far more important to the nature of money than price stability. we are fortunate today have a former cato institute alumni to introduce him and make commentary on his book. he'll be around to sign copy for the low price of $5. it's big discount off the list price. ed ason, again introduce momentarily is currently executive publisher based in baltimore and -- i feel like he should give me a little bit of money back given how much i have spent over the years. before i turn to him, i want to offer my apology for having to slip out a little bit near the end of the panel. i'll be rushing to capitol hill on why we need to end fannie and freddie. with that, let me t
with class in america. we don't like distinction and class. we have issues with race, of course with that's at least pretty much in the open. class we just deny. we don't talk about. it's not really part of what we talk about. that's because social and economic rank are contradictly to our founding principle. they go against the grain in term of thinking of rank of any sort. that's why rich and poor are vied as viewed as suspicious. they violate a national creed we're equal in some way. if we're all middle clasdz it means our democracy is working. that's the idea. the problem is just not true. there's always been vast equality. great inequality of wealth and social status. every since the founding even before the founding of the country. the boston tea party was basically a revolt by upper middle class people who were protecting their financial interest. it's just not true. the perception we're a middle class nation which a term that you see a lot or we're a classless society. it's mythologies. it's not true. as is upper mobility. a lot of people believe you can rise through the rank. you
. we weren't going to start the story with che on his motorcycle trip in 1952 going around but america where he discovers horrific poverty and changes his course from being a doctor to a revolutionary. we weren't going to take you into the mountains where he is fighting alongside castro to overthrow -- what we wanted to do was drop you in bolivia in 1967 show you what bolivia was like, what the united states policy was like, why we feared che so much about ridiculous point and kevin you can fill us in from here. [applause] one thing before kevin starts, any time anybody has a question please feel free to interrupt us. don't wait until the end. just pepper us with questions. >> we initially started this narrative we were going to look at che is a point of view character. we thought he might be an interesting way. we were picking out people to drive the story and we thought che that has to be one and that was a struggle because there's so much written. the che reading list i had about him was 12 or 15 books. the books that we had on the green berets and intelligence guys was two or three
this week. in "collision 2012: obama versus rom and the future of elections in america," dan balz gives an inside look at the presidential campaigns of mitt romney and barack obama. brenda wineapple chronicles the social, political and cultural history of the u.s. leading up to the civil war and the reconstruction period that followed in "ecstatic nation." in "manson: the life and times of charles manson," jeff quinn chronicles the life of charles manson. "pink be sari revolution. " in "hothouse," the survival of art at america's most celebrated publishing house. robert wilson, editor of "the american scholar," recounts the life and career of civil war era photographer matthew brady in matthew brady: portraits of a nation. look for these titles in bookstores this coming year and watch for the authors in the near future on booktv and on booktv.org. >> booktv is on location at bookexpo america which is the annual publishers' trade show held in new york city. and we're talking with the publisher of chicago review press about some of their upcoming titles. cynthia sherry, what do you have c
with a special-interest in america's cultural war. she writes on family, feminism, homosexuality, affirmative action and campus political correctness. she helped publish a book entitled radical and chief which was exposing obama's lost years that nobody knows anything about. his new book is spreading the wealth. welcome mr. kurtz. [applause] thanks so much. it's great to be here. this is the second time i've had the privilege of addressing this group and i want to thank phyllis schlafly again for having me here. i always enjoy the defense. my topic today is obama's policy towards the suburbs. it's a remarkable issue and it doesn't get covered by the media. it's something people should know about. i'm going to get to that in the second but i cannot resist because i have an audience of college kids taking two or three minutes at the beginning to let you know of another focus of my work. let me see a show of p.m. both hands. how many of you have heard the campus movement? you are probably going to hear about it next year if you haven't heard about it already. this is a movement where students ar
. >> what do you think about the current political situation in america? >> i think the current political situation in america is very interesting. it's ripe for a libertarian-leaning person or group of people to really show them how you do 2 when you lift government and people's lives can be better. now we're seeing in political so many ways government can actually be not only a destructive force but a terrifying force. if you stop and think about it, when conspiracy they are resists start sounding rash tell me, you know the government is in trouble. >> you have another chapter in here "rudie can fail ." what is the chapter about? >> the chapter is about mayor giuliani in his own tenure in new york city in 1994 really trying to bring the video music awards to new york city. the last few years they had been in los angeles. i actually attended the last three where mtv was going to build the headquarter. they were going take it out of times square. the mayor said we'll rule -- roll out the red carpet. the mtv took on the change. they said we're going let some of the djs really be a part of
of north america is not paralyzed by embarrassment like we are. >> host: do you detail the experience in "unapologetic," what happened to you? >> i do, but it's not a straight, down the line, abc, linier book. the experiences are in there, but it's not the story of my life as a believer. it's an attempt to find a piece of string to run all through the experiences of guilt, forgiveness, questioning about the pain and how the world works, and leading on over here in a way which makes for one kind of believing life story, not every kind. there's lots of other places that people can and do begin, but in my experience the way to be universal is to be really, really specific. you start off with the human stuff, namely yourself, and you say do you recognize it? on the whole, people do, even if it's nothing like they experience, but they recognize the way it's in human terms, something about how it is close to the self-and the brain and heart and the soul of another human being, and people are quite curious about humans and willing to cross bridges to experiences they have not necessarily had
of wealth in america. >> you remember this oliver stone movie wall street and the character who gets hung around our necks as a poster board for capitalism. what i like is the famous poster using the motorola cell phone from 1984. because i am under i have an interest in technology and cell phones and such. this is the 40th anniversary it's been a mixed blessing obviously. the motorola brick that he had cost almost $10,000 in $2,013. would cost nearly a thousand dollars to operate, a couple hours stand by coming you couldn't play angry birds or trade the stock or check your e-mail or send a text message or anything else. you had to be gordon gecko to own one. they are expensive. i want to say that there was an 16 candles and it's in a rolls-royce because that's where they were. now you talk to college students, you talk to people who are not gordon gecko, who are not millionaires, and everyone has this in his pocket. there is a lady that owns a coffee shop down the street from my office in new york. she is from bangladesh and she has the same cell phone the president of the united states
and central america into the united states. for now, the navy will fail to meet its readiness standards for two thirds of its non deployed ships and aviation squadrons. as chief of naval operations, admiral jonathan greene are told congress, quote, we will not be able to respond in the way the nation has expected and depended on us. in short, that is the end of his quote, instruct the navy will meet in sequestration by operating less while extending the deployments of ships at sea which ironically increase the cost of repairing them and also by buying fewer ships in the future. this will cut readiness, it will reduce the presence of globally distributed fleet over the short term and diminish american sea power's ability to recover that presence in the future by simply depriving it of ships. there is no good news here. history offers sober proof. states that she brainpower by taking the best advantage of their proximity to the sea and then forgot or lost their dominant c power never recovered. ignoring pericles's advice to secure commercial advantage of its seapower and lost the polynesi
. they raised over $4000 for their cause. the women's ambulance defense corps of america that w. dcaa was another one. they had 54 chapters across the country that included motorcycle and helper units. they were military trained and they knew jujitsu. they are known as the glory gals and they -- their motto was the hell we can't. the red cross offered opportunities for civilians to volunteer for the war effort. the group organized blood drives and trained nurse aides and grande clubs where members of the armed forces could relax and socialize both in the united states and oversees. african-american women served oversees with the red cross around the globe. helen dickson kaine caused a sensation when she reported for duty along the al kam highway in march 1943. hazel was an assistant director of the red cross club assistant eco-'s women were not directors. only men could be directors. she worked by the dawson creek british columbia. she was the only woman at the club and served the 95th engineers, the group of engineers who built the highway across canada and alaska. when she arrived s
history of radio in america and you can follow him on twitter or on his plod page at jesse walker died blocks bought -- bond spy now present you jesse walker and his second book united states of paranoia a conspiracy theory. [applause] >> what i am going to do is read about the book then there will be a shooting then i will read a little bit more from the book then we will take your questions. on january 30th and 803580 jackson the assassin drew a weapon and pointed at the president the pistol misfired people the second weapon loaded it and it failed to fire several bystanders subdued the would-be killer and richards warns that later informed interrogators you become richer the third in that with jackson dead money would be more plenty that he was committed to a asylum where he died three decades later. that was the official story. to witnesses filed affidavits that they saw him at the home of george poindexter before the attack. he was a noisy opponent to the jackson administration and accused the senator to plot the president's murder then he quickly could mean the investigation. jac
historic laces in north america -- places in north america. because here right, just right on our ground africans and europeans and american indian people came together and really began to work together to create an american civilization and an american society. in the first, really this is one of the very first times that this happens. so it's happening right here, and under this ground the archaeological investigation has shown evidences of the way these three cultures came together. so it's a very exciting thing to be welcoming mac's book back to this site. and she, of all the historians and scholars that i've worked with over many years, has such a profound sense of sight and of -- of site and of place. as you have heard, she has gathered material for this from around kentuckys -- archives on four continents and brought together an extraordinary kind of learning. but the thing that makes her unique is her ability to see and to capture through her eyes a kind of sense of how landscapes work. so it's a great pleasure for me to be here today and to share with you the convergence of this
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